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For a linguist researching Torlak, a transitional dialect spoken in The Balkans, elderly women make the best interviewees. ”The older men have all gone through the Yugoslavian army where they were taught the official language of the time, Serbo-Croatian. The women stayed in their home villages,” researcher Max Wahlström explains.
Researchers of endangered languages knock on doors and search fields for interviewees | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

The Ungarinyin, Torlak and Veps languages have three things in common: their speakers are elderly, their spoken form is stronger than their written one, and there is a desire to study and revive them while it is still possible.